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is beginning to court the global economy throh e sale ofydroeltric power. geof its indigenous tions wd its natural environment. the mekong river traces an 1,100-mile path through or along the border of laos. the river has also been a barrier between laos and its neighbors. now there is a road, where before there was none. in 1994, the friendship bridge gave laos its first land link with the outside world, through thailand to the west. the bridge may symbolize a connected future, but laos in the here and now remains among the poorest countries in the world. ( rooster crows ) it is the least developed country in the lower mekong basin. life expectancy is low, about 53 years. ( rooster crows % of cn e ourished. the potential changes brought by economic development are enormous. the soil here is rich and fertile. laos remains a largely agrarian society. lowland peoples practice wet rice farming. the capital, vientiane, has a population of just half a million. the rest of the 5½ million laotians are spread over 155 million square miles of land. it'she sonlowestpulaon dena aand the least urbani
of the tourist economy that crashed after the violent attack in 2002; whetr the influx of sitors will threaten the loca and how ba's distinct cuure fits into the complex diveity of indonesia. still use the methods passed down from their grandfathers. but life around them is chaing. it's a lot greener some of those roadsideught stalls look interesting. yeah, might do those tomorrow still haven't worked out the money though. ( people clamoring, airport announcements ) narror: balias bn a ist mecca for more tn 50 years. still haven't worked out the money though. ( people clamoring, turistsng money and jobs, wo but they also bring with them dierent cultural values. still haven't worked out the money though. ( peoptourist:ring, turistsng ...with the headdress. they're hiu laes. what's the religion here? uh, they're muslims. narrator: maintaining a strong sense of identity uhs been a challenge for bali as it embraces economi de. there seem to be an awfulot o tourist buses, too yeah, i've seen a lot of tousts in tse four-wheel drives, too. tourist: yeah? in tsecomefrusall drives, too. becausit's so
in the modern world. that economy also spreads to the devices he uses, which bring the spectator of his works into the game. "i recognize that. i know that that's very up to date. i understand it. i am modern like the artist." and it's that interplay that he generates between the spectator and his audience that is very, very modern. (narrator) the painter of montmartre's decadence had an aristocratic start. born in 1864, henri raymond de toulouse-lautrec came from a noble and distinguished family-- count raymond of toulouse had helped capture jerusalem in the first crusade. henri's branch of the family came from the red-brick city of albi in the south of france. henri grew up in a world of chateaus and privilege in a family living on the fruits of its noble past. but a france governed by the middle class was losing its taste for nobility. like many aristocrats, his father alphonse retreated into rural pastimes-- riding and hunting. an eccentric, he looked wistfully back to the family's glorious past. alphonse had married his first cousin adele, a common practice in a class anxious to preserve
. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it is a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> also campaigning in virginia, republican challenger mitt romney downplayed the new figures. >> this cannot go on. when i am president of the united states, when i am president of the united states -- [applause] that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force, but because we are creating more jobs. i will create jobs to get america working again. >> president obama's reelection campaign has announced it to get a record $181 million in september, its largest monthly total to date. the vast majority came from donations of $250 or less. at a fund-raiser in los angeles on sunday, president obama mocked romney for vowing to cut funding to pbs. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut spending, he said he would go after public television. so for all of you moms and kids out there, don't worry, someone is finally cracking down on big bird. elmo has made a r
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